Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report

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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Report

Cold weather means hot fishing on Idaho’s Clearwater River. Fishing this past week has been fantastic. Yesterday both Reel Time Fishing boats had double digit days. My boat yesterday put a total of 11 fish in the boat for three anglers with a total of 6 keepers.  All our fish were caught side drifting yarn and eggs single pegged corkies, with eggs being the hotter of the two set ups.

Despite the colder temps the months of January and February are my absolute favorite months of the year for putting lots of big B Run Steelhead in the boat.  We have a bunch of available dates over the next few weeks so if you are looking to brave the elements and potentially have the best day of Steelhead fishing in your life get in touch with us.  For more information on the Clearwater trips we offer click here

All our Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing trips are done as employees of Idaho outfitter Reel Time Fishing. Contact us for availability and information, but final booking with go through Reel Time.


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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing Video

Here is a video that we put together from a recent trip. While the weather can be cold, December and January are some of our best fish catching months!  We have lots of room the last week of December and the entire month of January.

All our Clearwater trips are done as employees of Reel Time Fishing. Give us a call or text at 208-861-0654 for availability, but all final booking will go through Reel Time Fishing.


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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

We had another fantastic day today fishing Idaho’s Clearwater River for huge B Run Steelhead.  We landed a total of 9 Steelhead and had at least 18 confirmed hook ups. Fish is absolutely fantastic now as the large B Run Steelhead are showing up in force.

Our key to success today was fishing hard and covering a lot of water.  The weather delt is a tough hand this morning due to a strong downstream canyon wind that was very reluctant to settle down.  Our best fishing time was from 12 noon until dark as we found a bunch of willing in water we had already fished in the morning, but now with no wind to deal with.  Our most successful technique has been side drifting eggs and yarn.  This method allows us the ability to cover huge amounts of water. It is not unusual for us to fish 10-15 miles of river in a day looking for willing fish.

We work as part of the Reel Time Fishing team as employees to run all of our Clearwater River Trips. If you are interested is a Clearwater River adventure with us please give me a call at 208-861-0654.  We currently have open boats starting this Monday through the week of Thanksgiving!  Also we always like to point out that some of our best fishing happens in the months of December- February. img_0284 img_0286 img_0291 img_0297


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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

Fishing on Idaho’s Clearwater River has been very good over the past week.  The Reel Time Fishing Crew has again been averaging 6-10 Steelhead boated per day, and double digit hookups most days. As usual we are picking up most of our fish side drifting eggs and yarn combinations, but we have also been doing well backtrolling plugs such as the Maglip 3.5 by Yakima Bait Company.

One of the keys to success in my boat over the past week is having a few different flavors of eggs on the boat during the day. My best producing added scents have been Anis/Krill Super Dipping Sauce and the Anis Super Dipping Sauce. I have been adding a few table spoons to my eggs as part of the curing process with great results.

I currently have some openings to fish the Clearwater in my boat starting the week of the 14th, and lots of open December days. The Clearwater is a great winter time fishery and our best months for consistent fish catching are December, January, and February.  All of my Clearwater trips are done as an employee of Reel Time Fishing  Give me a call at 208-861-0654 to check on availability, and I will also help you through the booking process with Reel Time Fishing

 

 


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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River, Idaho Steelhead Fishing Video

With the great forecast Idaho’s Clearwater River has this year we thought this would be a great time to share a video we did a few years back.

On the Clearwater we work as employees of Reel Time Fishing. This is a great river with huge Steelhead!

 

The team at Reel Time Fishing has openings! Get in touch with us and lets get your trip set up.


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Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Report

We had a great day today chasing salmon and Steelhead in the Heller Bar area of the Snake River. Although we mostly caught Fall Chinook today we did manage to find a few Steelhead. The river is absolutely loaded with fish now and should continue to fish fantastic for the next few weeks for salmon and Steelhead and well into February for Steelhead.  This is a very active fishery where we mostly side drift bait, so you are actually responsible for catching your own fish. We have quite a few openings for this fishery, so get with us now to book your trip. To view our open dates click on the Book online now button. On our home page. We fish most of our fall snake River dates out of Heller Bar.


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Clearwater River Steelhead

Clearwater River, Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report

We had an absolutely fantastic day today fishing Idaho’s Clearwater River. I had two customers join me today on a wonderful October Day. Now though October 15th is the catch and release season on the Clearwater, and it is my absolute favorite time of year to be on the water, and today was a perfect example of that. We landed over 30 Steelhead and Chinook Salmon today side drifting small egg clusters and yarnies. Yes you hard that right over 30 salmon and Steelhead were landed today by two customers! We are forecast to receive a great run of Steelhead this year on the Clearwater, and this area fishes great now – February! For people who like to catch lots of fish and don’t mind watching them swim away the next 10 days are the absolute best fishing of the year, and for people who like to catch and keep fish the Clearwater retention season opens on the 15th of October.

I run all of my Clearwater trips as an employee of Reel Time Fishing. Contact me at 208-861-0654 or email fishwithkyle@gmail.com for availability and prices, but all final booking is done through Reel Time Fishing.

Get in touch with us now we have openings for this great fishery!

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Coon Shrimp

How to Cure Coon Shrimp for Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

Coon shrimp and specifically cured and dyed coon shrimp are a staple in our bait cooler.  They are our bait of choice for both Sockeye Salmon and Summer Steelhead, and we often use them for  Spring, and Summer Chinook.  Many anglers are confused at how to go about processing their own coon shrimp, but luckily we have many over the counter ready to mix cures and brine’s that help make curing coon shrimp a consistent and easy process.  This is a very simple process, and if you have ever cured your own salmon roe you can cure coon shrimp.  Most of the available commercial egg cures will also do a fantastic job of curing coon shrimp.

Ingredients:

Pro-Cure Egg Cure (original double red hot stuff) Buy Here

Frozen Coon Shrimp ( make sure you buy good quality Shrimp)

Rock Salt

Freezer bag

Pro-Cure Slam-ola powder   Buy Here

Scents ( the sky is the limit here but my favorite are the line of Super Dipping Sauce.) Buy Here

how to cure coon shrimp

How to cure coon shrimp

Step 1: 

Fill your freezer bag with approximately 3 inches of Coon Shrimp

 

Step 2: 

Add enough cure to get a good covering of the Coon Shrimp ( 1/2 cup of cure is a good starting point)

 

Step 3:

Add 1 tea spoon of Slam-ola Powder

 

Step 4:

Refrigerate at a minimum overnight.  Your Shrimp can be fished as early as the next day, but you will get a better result by letting them cure for 3 days.

 

Step 5:

Add 1 cup rock salt.  I do this after 3 days of curing.  Adding the Rock Salt is optional, but it will toughen up you shrimp very well.  We often use Coon Shrimp for side drifting Steelhead in Hell’s Canyon and this step gives us a very durable bait.

 

Coon Shrimp

Coon Shrimp

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Hell’s Canyon Steelhead Fishing

Here is a video shot earlier this month fishing the Snake River out of Heller Bar! We had a fantastic time chasing fish in the canyon all by our selves. We fish steelhead in this area starting the 10th of October – the end of February. We fill our fall season very quickly so if anyone is interested in fishing with us please book your trips early to ensure you get the best seats available.

A big thank you to the guys at http://northwestfishingreports.com for filming and editing the video.  If you are looking for current fishing reports for almost any area in the northwest you can most likely find them here.


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Snake River Steelhead

2/15/16 Snake River Steelhead Report

The Snake River out of Heller Bar continues to fish well. Yesterday we had a great day on the river with only 2 customers going 6-10 on Steelhead and also landing a 3 foot sturgeon on steelhead gear.

We found most of our fish just upstream from Heller Bar as the Grand Ronde is flowing very high and muddy, and has made the Snake River downstream from the Grand Ronde muddy and not fishable.

We had almost all our bites drifting my Jones Sport Fishing shrimp cure in the bright red color in combination with a chartreuse cheater or corkie.

I am not really sure how much longer we can expect good fishing in this area, but I’m expecting it to fish well through at least this next weekend, we might se good fishing later on, but water conditions will dictate that. After that we often have great success switching over to catch and release trophy sturgeon fishing.

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